Cubs History
September 1


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September 1, 1971
Fergie Jenkins and the Cubs defeat Montreal 5-2 at Wrigley Field.  Jenkins defeats the Expos with both his pitching arm and his bat as he hits 2 home runs and drives in 3 runs.

Cubs History-September 1



September 1, 1939
Gabby Hartnett of the Cubs catches his 1,722nd game of his career.  A new major league record for catchers (at the time).     He breaks the record set by Ray Schalk.

September 1, 1971
Fergie Jenkins and the Cubs defeat Montreal 5-2 at Wrigley Field.  Jenkins defeats the Expos with both his pitching arm and his bat as he hits 2 home runs and drives in 3 runs.

September 1, 1963
For the 2nd consecutive day, the Cubs defeat the Colts on a 9th inning walk-off victory.  On August 31st, the Cubs need 5 runs and an Ellis Burton walk-off grand slam.  On this day, a Ron Santo walk-off double drives in Lou Brock for a 4-3 cubs victory.

September 1, 1968
At Wrigley Field, Cubs defeat the Astros 2-0.  Don Kessinger gets 4 hits, Ron Santo hits a 2-run home run & Bill Hands pitches a 5-hit complete game shutout.

September 1, 1972
At Wrigley Field, Elrod Hendricks hits 2 home runs and the Cubs score 9 runs in the 7th inning to defeat the Padres 14-3. 

September 1, 1975
At Busch Stadium, Andre Thornton homers twice for the Cubs in a 6-3 loss to the Cardinals. 

September 1, 1992
At Wrigley Field, Ryne Sandberg homers twice in a 13 inning loss to the Dodgers 5-4. 

September 1, 1996
the Cubs, Dave Swartzbaugh & John Schmoltz have a pitcher's duel that takes a 1-1 game into extra innings.  Ryne Sandberg wins it for Cubs with a walk-off RBI single for a 2-1 victory over the Braves at Wrigley Field in 12 innings.  It is Swartzbaugh's first MLB start and he pitched 8 innings, giving up just one run and keeping the Cubs in the game against John Smoltz and the Braves.  He will start just 7 games in his MLB career (Cubs, 1995-1997), but he will not earn an MLB victory, with a record of 0-3 for his MLB career.